In Belleville, Illinois

Tavern on Main

Nestled in Belleville’s Main Street Business District you will find Tavern on Main. Don’t let the name fool you, because this “Tavern” not only has an atmosphere that appeals to the masses but a menu that includes cuisine fit for a king. Nightly specials include Thursday night’s New Orleans Surf and Turf or Spinach Artichoke Chicken and Friday night’s Seafood Ravioli (stuffed with scallops, shrimp and lobster and then topped with a Cajun cream sauce). Or if you’re thinking that a specialty pizza and/or salad is more to your liking, then you are in luck there too!

301 E. Main St., Belleville Illinois, 618.233.6246,

Lincoln Theatre

Built in the 1920s when Vaudeville was all the rage, the Lincoln Theatre combines the latest film releases with a truly nostalgic feel. From its concessions and its classic theater seats, to the incredible organ music that resonates throughout the main auditorium prior to showings on Friday and Saturday nights, the Lincoln Theatre has the feel of yesteryear that you must experience for yourself.

103 E. Main St., Belleville Illinois, 618.233.0123,

February’s Movie Picks

Fighting with My Family

Dwayne Johnson, starring as “the Rock” himself, takes to the big screen to tell the real-life story of a wrestling family who makes a living wrestling in small venues around the country. That is, until daughter Saraya Knight (Florence Pugh) and her brother, Zak, (Jack Lowden) are given the opportunity to try-out to be a part of the WWE. It seems all their wishes are coming true and the adrenaline is running high as Saraya makes her way into the WWE as “Paige,” but Zak it seems isn’t going to be quite so lucky.

Rated PG-13

Available on DVD on Feb. 19, a definite must-see: A Star Is Born

This perfectdate night flick. In its third remake since its original release in 1937, A Star Is Born features an amazing storyline and an all-star cast, as we meet singer/songwriter Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) making his way through life one pill—or one bottle—at a time. When he meets the beautiful and ultra-talented Ally (Lady Gaga), his life begins to change, as he brings her into the spotlight, showcasing her talent to the world—and watching from the sidelines too, as she blossoms into a star.

Rated R